Monday, March 15, 2010

Mitzvah #114 - Giving charity

It's a Mitzva to give charity to poor Jews - even numerous times to the same person, if needed.

If possible one should supply the poor with whatever they need. If one cannot afford that, one gives what one can afford.

Even people living off charity have to give charity.

One who sees a poor person asking for charity and ignores them, has transgressed this Mitzva.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "You shall surely open your hand..." (Devarim 15:11)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 38

Chodesh Tov

- Danny
Monday, 29 Adar 5770

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